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Sir Jonathan Ive

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Sir Jonathan Ive is an English designer whose work for Apple Inc. has made him one of the world’s gurus of industrial design. His groundbreaking and stylish work includes the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. He has won many top design awards and has twice been honoured by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Ive married his high school sweetheart in 1987. They have twin sons and live in California.

Sir Jonathan was born in London in 1967. Design has been important to him since his childhood. He was fascinated by the skill of his silversmith father, whom he called a “fantastic craftsman”. Ive developed an interest in how things were made and how they worked, as well as their shape and material. He studied industrial design at university before co-founding a design consultancy in London.

Ive’s work on a project for Apple in 1992 landed him with a job at the tech giant. In 1997, he was made Senior Vice President of Industrial Design by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He headed a team that developed some of the world’s most iconic and innovative products. Six of these are housed in New York’s Museum Of Modern Art. His creations embody simplicity of design, ease of use, and beauty.

Ive has received many awards for his genius, including the Design Museum's Designer of the Year prize in 2003. In 2007, Britain’s Observer newspaper listed him in "The 50 Men Who Really Understand Women". In 2010 Fortune magazine named him the "world's smartest designer". A year later he was knighted by Britain’s queen to become “Sir Jonathan”. Ive currently holds around 600 design patents.

Sir Jonathan Ive, KBE
 
1997 -
Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, Apple Inc.
2003 - Winner of the Design Museum's Designer of the Year Award.
2007 - National Design Award for his work onthe iPhone.
2009 - Named Honorary Doctor of the Royal College of Art.
2011 - Knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for services to design and enterprise.

Designer of the

  • iMac
  • iPod
  • iBook
  • MacBook Air
  • iPhone
  • iPad

He's the most amazing tech designer yet.



A lesson on Sir Jonathan Ive's knighthood.

A lesson on Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive's knighthood.

An all-skills English lesson on Apple Inc.

An all-skills English lesson on Apple Inc.

THE LESSON ACTIVITIES

SYNONYM MATCH
 

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gurus

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love

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groundbreaking

b.

artistry

3.

sweetheart

c.

revolutionary

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fascinated

d.

experts

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skill

e.

form

6.

shape

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interested
 

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7.

headed

g.

brilliance

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innovative

h.

ranked

9.

housed

i.

led

10.

genius

j.

state-of-the-art

11.

listed

k.

copyrights

12.

patents

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contained


PHRASE MATCH
 

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His groundbreaking

a.

his silversmith father

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He has won many top

b.

consultancy

3.

fascinated by the skill of

c.

by Britain’s queen

4.

their shape and

d.

at the tech giant

5.

co-founding a design

e.

and stylish work

6.

landed him with a job

f.

material

7.

the world’s most iconic and

g.

600 design patents

8.

His creations embody

h.

design awards

9.

he was knighted

i.

innovative products

10.

Ive currently holds around

j.

simplicity of design


LISTENING GAP FILL
 

Sir Jonathan Ive is an English designer ________________ Apple Inc. has made him one of the world’s gurus of industrial design. His groundbreaking ________________ includes the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. He has won many top design awards and _______________ honoured by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Ive married his high school sweetheart in 1987. They have twin sons and live in California.


Sir Jonathan was born in London in 1967. Design has been important to him since his childhood. He was ________________ the skill of his silversmith father, whom he called a “fantastic craftsman”. Ive ___________________ in how things were made and how they worked, as well as their shape and material. He studied industrial design at university ________________ a design consultancy in London.


Ive’s work on a project for Apple in 1992 ________________ a job at the tech giant. In 1997, he was made Senior Vice President of Industrial Design by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He ________________ that developed some of the world’s most iconic and innovative products. Six of these are housed in New York’s Museum Of Modern Art. His creations embody simplicity of design, ________________, and beauty.


Ive has received many awards ________________, including the Design Museum's Designer of the Year prize in 2003. In 2007, Britain’s Observer newspaper ________________ "The 50 Men Who Really Understand Women". In 2010 Fortune magazine named him the "world's smartest designer". A year later he was knighted by Britain’s queen to become “Sir Jonathan”. Ive ________________ around 600 design patents.


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD
 

Sir Jonathan Ive is an English designer whose / which work for Apple Inc. has done / made him one of the world’s gurus of industrial design. His groundbreaking and stylish / style work includes the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. He has won many top design award / awards and has twice been honoured by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Ive married his high school sweetheart in 1987. They have twin sons and live in California.

Sir Jonathan was born in London in 1967. Design has been important to him since / for his childhood. He was fascinated of / by the skill of his silversmith father, whom he called a “fantastic craftsman”. Ive developed an interesting / interest in how things were made and how they worked, as well as their shape and material. He studied industrial design at university before co-founding / confounding a design consultancy in London.

Ive’s work on a project for Apple in 1992 earthed / landed him with a job at the tech giant. In 1997, he was made Senior Vice President of Industrial Design by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He headed / footed a team that developed some of the world’s most iconic / icon and innovative products. Six of these are housed in New York’s Museum Of Modern Art. His creations embody simplicity of design, easy / ease of use, and beauty.

Ive has received many awards for his genes / genius, including the Design Museum's Designer of the Year prize in 2003. In 2007, Britain’s Observer newspaper listed / lasted him in "The 50 Men Who Really Understand Women". In 2010 Fortune magazine named him the "world's smartest designer". A year later he was knighted / pawned by Britain’s queen to become “Sir Jonathan”. Ive current / currently holds around 600 design patents.


SPELLING
 

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER
 

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his childhood. He was fascinated by the skill of his silversmith father, whom he called a “fantastic

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and iPad. He has won many top design awards and has twice been honoured by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Ive married

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of the world’s gurus of industrial design. His groundbreaking and stylish work includes the iMac, iPod, iPhone

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a team that developed some of the world’s most iconic and innovative products. Six of these are housed in

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Sir Jonathan Ive is an English designer whose work for Apple Inc. has made him one

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his high school sweetheart in 1987. They have twin sons and live in California.

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of the Year prize in 2003. In 2007, Britain’s Observer newspaper listed him in "The 50 Men Who Really

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by Britain’s queen to become “Sir Jonathan”. Ive currently holds around 600 design patents.

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Understand Women". In 2010 Fortune magazine named him the "world's smartest designer". A year later he was knighted

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Ive’s work on a project for Apple in 1992 landed him with a job at the tech

(    )

New York’s Museum Of Modern Art. His creations embody simplicity of design, ease of use, and beauty.

(    )

Ive has received many awards for his genius, including the Design Museum's Designer

(    )

craftsman”. Ive developed an interest in how things were made and how they worked, as well as their shape and

(    )

material. He studied industrial design at university before co-founding a design consultancy in London.

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giant. In 1997, he was made Senior Vice President of Industrial Design by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He headed

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Sir Jonathan was born in London in 1967. Design has been important to him since


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES
 

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of           of           industrial           the             design           world           gurus           One.

2.

in           his           1987           high           school           Ive           sweetheart           married.

3.

since        to        been        his        him        Design        childhood        important        has.    

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father            Fascinated           by           the           skill           of           his           silversmith.

5.

an         how         made         developed         in         were         Ive         interest         things.    

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products           innovative           and           iconic            most           world’s           The.

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of           creations           simplicity           design           His           embody.

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Ive           for            has           his           received           genius           many           awards.

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by          later           knighted          queen          year          was          Britain’          A          he.

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Ive           patents           design           600           around           holds           currently.


DISCUSSION
 

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

What do you know about Sir Jonathan Ive?

2.

Would you like to meet Sir Jonathan Ive?

3.

What would you like to know about Sir Jonathan Ive and why?

4.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

What did you learn from this text about Sir Jonathan Ive?

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What questions would you like to ask Sir Jonathan Ive?

3.

What would his answers be to those questions?

4.

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THE SIR JONATHAN IVE SURVEY
 

 

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10-MINUTE WRITING ABOUT SIR JONATHAN IVE

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HOMEWORK
 

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION
Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or other search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.


2. INTERNET
Search the Internet and find more information about Sir Jonathan Ive. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.


3. SIR JONATHAN IVE POSTER
Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Sir Jonathan Ive. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?


4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Write a magazine article Sir Jonathan Ive. Include an imaginary interview with him. Write about what he does every day and what he thinks about.
Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.


5. LETTER
Write a letter to Sir Jonathan Ive. Ask him three questions about his life. Give him three suggestions on what he should do in his future. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Sir Jonathan Ive expert” partner(s) will answer your questions.


ANSWERS
 

SYNONYM MATCH

Paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

gurus

a.

experts

2

groundbreaking

b.

revolutionary

3.

sweetheart

c.

love

4.

fascinated

d.

interested

5.

skill

e.

artistry

6.

shape

f.

form

Paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

headed

g.

led

8.

innovative

h.

state-of-the-art

9.

housed

i.

contained

10.

genius

j.

brilliance

11.

listed

k.

ranked

12.

patents

l.

copyrights

 

PHRASE MATCH

1.

His groundbreaking

a.

and stylish work

2

He has won many top

b.

design awards

3.

fascinated by the skill of

c.

his silversmith father

4.

their shape and

d.

material

5.

co-founding a design

e.

consultancy

6.

landed him with a job

f.

at the tech giant

7.

the world’s most iconic and

g.

innovative

8.

His creations embody

h.

simplicity of design

9.

he was knighted

i.

by Britain’s queen

10.

Ive currently holds around

j.

products 600 design patents



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